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20 Healthy PB2 Recipes That Will Change Your Life (Without Ruining Your Diet!)

20 Healthy PB2 Recipes That Will Change Your Life (Without Ruining Your Diet!)

If you’re not working healthy PB2 recipes into your diet, you’re missing out on some seriously delicious eats…


Chances are you love peanut butter. I know I do.

But what sucks about peanut butter?

Yep, you know it…all the damn fat and hence calories, which means you never get to eat as much as you’d like without screwing up your diet.

Enter PB2…a peanut butter alternative so good you’ll swear it’s a life hack.

In case you’re not aware, PB2 is a powdered form of peanut butter that has almost all of the fat removed. You mix it with a little bit of water and it turns back into a peanut butter-like paste, which is quite tasty, and very low calorie (just over 20 calories per tablespoon).

It comes in two flavors: traditional and chocolate, and while both are good, I’m partial to the latter because I’m just a sucker for anything chocolate.

Traditional Flavor


Chocolate Flavor


There are plenty of obvious uses for PB2–apple wedges, banana protein pancakes, toast and English muffins, and more–but as you’ll see, there’s a whole lot more you can do with it.

Except when the peanut oil is the main fat in a recipe, PB2 makes a great replacement in peanut butter cookies, shakes, and other sweet treats. It can also be used in savory dishes, particularly in Thai food.

So, enough chit chat. Let’s get to the recipes!

PB2 Bites with Coconut & Chocolate

health-pb2-chocolate-bites Picture courtesy of Joyful Kitchen

For a quick snack that’s portable – even out on the hiking trail – you’ll want to make these peanut butter oatmeal balls.

With flaked coconut, chia seeds, and chocolate chips, they’re as good as trail mix bars only made mini. But that’s not even the best part. These are no-bake snacks that taste like peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

Serves 8 / Makes 24


2/3 cup PB2 (reconstituted with 1/3 cup water)

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/3 cup ground flaxseed

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3 Tbsp. agave nectar

1 Tbsp. chia seeds

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 181

Protein: 6 grams

Carbs: 22 grams

Fat: 8 grams




Carrot Raisin Muffins

healthy-carrot-raisin-muffins Picture courtesy of The Dieting Chef

Not all recipes with PB2 have to be peanut buttery. For these muffins, the powdered peanut butter is in the background, helping the flavor of carrot cake shine through.

And while PB2 is a novel way to cut the flour in a recipe, there’s another surprising substitute: cannellini beans. But you’d never know when you take a bite of these carrot muffins, which are even more reminiscent of cake when topped with toasted pecans.

Serves 18


1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour

1/3 cup wheat germ

1/3 cup PB2

1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/3 cup raisins, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups carrots, grated

1 1/2 cups (1 can) cannellini beans

1/3 cup water

3 large egg whites

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. canola oil

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 110

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 20 grams

Fat: 1 gram




High-Protein Peanut Butter Cups

healthy-pb2-recipe Picture courtesy of Dashing Dish

Unless you’re one of the weird peanut butter haters, no doubt there’s a nostalgic child in you that craves peanut butter cups. But unfortunately for adults, it’s too easy to overload and pack on the pounds.

Instead of the regular Reese’s variety, trick your taste buds with these candies made from PB2 and chocolate protein powder.

Serves 7 / Makes 14


1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 scoops Legion WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

3 Tbsp. coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice), divided

1/4 cup PB2

2 to 3 Tbsp. water

Pinch of salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 34

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 4 grams

Fat: 1 gram




PB2 Flourless Chocolate Brownies

healthy-PB2-Chocolate-brownies Picture courtesy of SkinnyTaste

What can make moist, fudgy brownies even better? PB2. There’s a whole cup in this recipe, which is one of the secrets to making these brownies flourless. It also allows them to have none of the traditional fats, like oil and butter, or replacements, like applesauce and non-fat yogurt.

Basically, there’s nothing in these peanut butter brownies to feel bad about eating – just as long as you share so you’re not left alone with the whole pan.

Serves 12


1 large egg

1 large egg white

1 cup PB2

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. water

1/2 cup raw honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 131

Protein: 6 grams

Carbs: 26 grams

Fat: 6 grams




Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt

PB2 Greek Yogurt Picture courtesy of The Casual Craftlete

No matter how delicious the flavors sound, you’re better off looking past all the yogurt varieties except for plain Greek. That way you control the amount of added sugar and, at the same time, avoid artificial colors and other unexpected ingredients.

A quick way to flavor your bowl of yogurt is by stirring in something delicious, and you don’t just have to go for sweeteners. PB2 yogurt is a perfect combo, especially to serve with fresh fruit or berry preserves.

Serves 1


3/4 cup (6.6 oz.) plain 0% fat Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. PB2

1 1/2 tsp. pure honey

1/2 apple (or banana), sliced

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 197

Protein: 20 grams

Carbs: 29 grams

Fat: 1 gram




PB2 Chocolate Cake for One

pb2-recipes Picture courtesy of Desserts with Benefits

Sometimes late at night it’s hard to get to bed without a little late-night dessert. Here’s a cake you can bake in the microwave for a quick fix.

It’s not exactly Greek yogurt with berries, but it also isn’t like the empty calories of a frosted chocolate cake. Consider this one a happy medium – something you’ll start to keep the ingredients on hand for when those midnight cravings hit.

Serves 1


1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed

1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 Tbsp. honey (or 4 packets stevia)

1/8 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. oat flour

1/2 scoop Legion WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

1/4 cup Chocolate PB2

1 tsp. baking powder

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 310

Protein: 24 grams

Carbs: 46 grams

Fat: 5 grams




Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

healthy-peanut-butter-bars Picture courtesy of Amy’s Healthy Baking

It’s hard to resist peanuts and pretzels, but if you snack on just those two things, it’s easy to eat more white flour and peanut fat than you realize.

These bars deliver big on the flavor; however, they use PB2, soy crisps, and protein powder to turn an indulgence into a healthy energy bar. And rather than being baked in the oven, they’re made with a method more like Rice Krispies bars.

Serves 10


5 cups soy crisps

6 Tbsp. soy protein powder

6 Tbsp. PB2

1/2 cup water

6 Tbsp. agave syrup

2 Tbsp. peanuts, roughly chopped

6 mini pretzel twists, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp. peanut butter chips, halved

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 190

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 20 grams

Fat: 9 grams




PB2 Banana Cookies

pb2-banana-cookies Picture courtesy of Feel Great in 8

These healthy cookies require just three ingredients to make: bananas, oats, and PB2.  But if you have some tasty mix-ins in the cupboard, you’ll be happy you tossed them into the batter.

With dried fruit and a dash of cinnamon, these can quickly become an awesome upgrade of oatmeal raisin cookies. Other additions that would be delicious include shredded coconut, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or of course chocolate chips.

Serves 12


2 ripe bananas, mashed

1 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned)

2 Tbsp. PB2

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 47

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 1 gram




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PB2 Oatcakes

pb2-oatcakes-recipe Picture courtesy of The Oatmeal Artist

Although you might think you’re seeing pancakes, don’t expect them to be as light and fluffy.

These peanut butter oatcakes actually have no flour or eggs. With zucchini, PB2, and rolled oats instead, they end up with a thicker texture. But you’ll be happy to trade standard pancake batter for this healthy breakfast, which contains more protein than fat or sugar.

Serves 1


1/4 cup milk

1/4 tsp. apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup PB2

1/2 cup zucchini

2 tsp. pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 328

Protein: 18 grams

Carbs: 53 grams

Fat: 7 grams




Reese’s Chia Crockpot Oatmeal

pb2-crockpot-oatmeal-recipe Picture courtesy of G-Free RD

There are a lot of complex carbs in this oatmeal, but as sweet as it is, all that Reese’s peanut butter cup flavor only packs 8 grams of sugar. Yep, this is a super healthy breakfast in disguise thanks to rolled oats, almond milk, and PB2.

Like any good oatmeal, this one has tons of complex carbs to start your day. And to power your brain and keep you full until noon, there are two tablespoons of chia seeds with polyunsaturated fats.

Serves 8


2 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup chia seeds

3 cups filtered water

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 Tbsp. PB2 chocolate

2 Tbsp. PB2

1 Tbsp. stevia (or other sweetener)

3 Tbsp. raw cacao powder

1 Tbsp. agave nectar

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 401

Protein: 13 grams

Carbs: 38 grams

Fat: 24 grams




Lighter Tofu Pad Thai

healthy-pb2-recipes Picture courtesy of Shrinking Kitchen

Get prepared before your next craving for Thai food hits so that you don’t find yourself reaching for the phone (or Seamless) to order takeout. Instead, prepare a healthier version at home with PB2, tofu, and fresh veggies like broccoli and snap peas.

The best part of making it yourself? Swap out any produce you typically pick around with something that you’ll be searching through the noodles for like buried treasure. If you need more protein, swap the tofu for chicken and you’re good to go!

Serves 4


Peanut Sauce:

6 Tbsp. PB2

8 oz. low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 Tbsp. sriracha

1 1/2 Tbsp. honey

1 1/2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tsp. freshly grated ginger

2 tsp. cornstarch

Stir Fry:

4 oz. whole wheat spaghetti

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

8 oz. extra-firm tofu, patted dry and cubed

2 tsp. cornstarch

2 cups broccoli slaw

1 red pepper, sliced

1 cup sugar snap peas

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 224

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 29 grams

Fat: 8 grams




PB2 Banana Bread

peanut-butter-banana-bread Picture courtesy of Hey There Sunshine

What’s not to love about banana bread? It’s easy to throw together, make the whole house smell amazing, and – with this recipe – is one way to enjoy a pastry for breakfast without any guilt.

To make it even better, slather on some melted butter or coconut oil.

Serves 8


2.5 cups Flour

1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

3.5 tsp Baking Powder

1.2 tsp Salt

3 Large Overripe Bananas (mashed)

1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp. Canola Oil

2 Eggs

1/2 cup PB2

1/2 cup Water

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 237

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 45 grams

Fat: 3 gram




PB2 on Popcorn

pb2-recipe Picture courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen

When your stomach starts rumbling before or after dinner, popcorn can fill you up without lots of extra calories. But the additive flavors and oils may make it more of a guilty pleasure than a pat-on-the-back snack.

Instead of getting the pre-packaged microwavable popcorn with vegetable oils and even hydrogenated oils, you can control the ingredients – and the nutritional bang for the buck.

Serves 2


1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1/2 tsp. salt (or less)

2 Tbsp. PB2

1/3 cup popcorn kernels

1 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 103

Protein: 3 grams

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 8 grams




Coconut Peanut Curry Chicken

peanut-curry-chicken-recipe Picture courtesy of Cara’s Cravings

There are a lot of uses for PB2 that go beyond baking. It also works really well in savory sauces, like this Thai peanut curry. And you don’t need anything beyond basic kitchen skills and a Crock Pot to cook this curry.

In the morning, stir together chicken, PB2, coconut milk, and spices in the slow cooker, and by dinnertime, you’ll be rewarded with a homemade chicken curry.

Serves 4


10 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp. minced fresh ginger

1 Tbsp. curry powder

1/2 tsp. ground coriander

1 jalapeno, minced

1 cup light coconut milk

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

4 Tbsp. PB2

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 large scallion, chopped

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

Lime wedges, for serving

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 292

Protein: 27 grams

Carbs: 9 grams

Fat: 18 grams




Dark Chocolate PB2 Latte

pb2-chocolate-latte Picture courtesy of Stuft Mama

This recipe uses the peanut-only version of PB2, but you could use the chocolate PB2 flavor instead, adjusting the cocoa powder accordingly.

Not a coffee fan? If you love the look of this latte but aren’t thrilled about the caffeine, know you can enjoy a PB2 hot cocoa instead. Follow the same recipe below, only leaving out the brewed espresso.

Serves 1


1 shot brewed espresso

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 packets stevia (or other sweetener to taste)

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 Tbsp. PB2

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 122

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 15 grams

Fat: 7 grams




PB2 Protein Blondies

pb2-protein-blondies Picture courtesy of Truly Jess

Want to make a guilt-free baked good? Start with PB2, and go from there. That cuts out a lot of fat without sacrificing any flavor.

Then, this recipe replaces the flour with whey protein powder to reduce the calories and boost the protein. In fact, there’s more protein in here than anything else! But if you want to really enhance the flavor, take a few minutes to brown the butter to bring out rich notes of caramel.

Serves 8


2 scoops WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

8 Tbsp. PB2

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

1/4 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk

1 tsp. almond extract

1 large egg

2 Tbsp. egg whites

12 drops stevia (or sweetener to taste)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 80

Protein: 10 grams

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 4 grams




Kale, Banana & PB2 Smoothie

Banana-PB2-Smoothie Picture courtesy of Kristen Ione

This green smoothie might look bitter, but thankfully kale is not the standout in this mixture. There’s a banana to add a touch of natural cream and sugar, plus a splash of milk to counter the kale.

But the star of this smoothie is PB2. It’s an awesome ingredient for smoothies and protein shakes, adding even more peanutty flavor than full-fat peanut butter, so you can drink up for your health and enjoy every single sip.

Serves 1


1 ripe banana

1/4 cup milk

1 handful kale

1 Tbsp. PB2

1 tsp. chia seeds

1 cup ice

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 184

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 37 grams

Fat: 3 grams




Peanut Butter Yogurt-Coated Grapes

pb2-grapes-recipe Picture courtesy of My Skinny Sweet Tooth

To make peanut butter and jelly healthier, you’re better off without the grape jelly. It’s not the fruit that’s the problem, but all the added sugar.

Instead, forget the spread – and the bread too while you’re at it. You can get that same PB&J flavor from whole grapes and PB2 instead. To make this 100-calorie snack, stir the powdered peanut butter into yogurt, and cover the grapes with the mixture. Freeze on a baking sheet for an hour to finish.

Serves 5


60 large grapes (just shy of 1 lb.)

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. PB2

1 Tbsp. pure honey (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 100

Protein: 6 grams

Carbs: 20 grams

Fat: 1 gram




Thai Peanut Mahi Mahi

healthy-thai-peanut-mahi-mahi Picture courtesy of A Sparkle of Genius

Peanuts in all forms are a staple in Asian cuisine, so why not use peanut flour? If you’re craving Thai, PB2 is the perfect way to infuse a simple fish fillet with peanut flavor. Then add whatever spices you prefer, depending on whether you want to make this a hot dish or not.

This recipe is portioned out for one, and it makes a great solo dinner with steamed or stir-fried veggies. But it’s also easy to double or quadruple it to fit however many people you have to serve.

Serves 1


1 (4 oz.) Mahi Mahi fillet

1 tsp. coconut oil

1 Tbsp. PB2

Salt (or other seasoning) to taste

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 151

Protein: 21 grams

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 6 grams




Sweet Potato PB Protein Bars

healthy-pb2-protein-bar-recipe Picture courtesy of The Happy Health Freak

There’s more than one way to make a PB2 protein bar.

These taste like sweet potato pie with peanut butter to enhance the flavor. Since they’re starchy, the sweet potato can act as the flour in these soft baked bars. And protein powder replaces the rest. Aside from that, the ingredients are similar to other baked goods with eggs, milk, baking powder, and butter.

Serves 8


2 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup PB2

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/3 cup mashed sweet potato

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 tsp. almond extract (or vanilla extract)

1 large egg

1 egg white

10–15 drops liquid stevia

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 108

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 1 grams

Fat: 9 grams





What did you think of these healthy PB2 recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Eric L

    Hey Mike – actually the 45 calories isn’t for one tablespoon, it’s for 2 tablespoons 🙂

    • Michael Matthews

      Doh! Thanks for the correction!

  • CDK

    Mike, do you have some protein-packed PB2 smoothies? The wife and I just bought some traditional flavor at the store and we wanted it in a smoothie as well. 🙂

    • Michael Matthews

      I’ve tried some, yes. Maybe that’s a new post. 🙂

  • Schendrrbj

    Hey, Mike. The High-Protein Peanut Butter Cups’ nutriton facts doesn’t seem right? It has only 5 grams of protein and has 2 tbsps. of your whey.

    • Michael Matthews

      Doh! Typo. Should have read 2 scoops. Fixed.

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  • Pat

    Mike, HUGE thanks for the introduction to PB2! It’s already a permanent addition to my protein shakes! One question – just tried the peanut butter cups. The chocolate portion came out creamy and smooth as desired. The peanut butter part was extremely runny. I’m a beginner baker at best and have no clue what caused the problem – is it possible 5 tbsp is way too much?

    • Michael Matthews

      Awesome! Glad to hear it.

      Hmm I made these the other weekend and had no issues. How long did you freeze it for?

      • Pat

        It was frozen for a few hours – was very runny before freezing. If you had no issues, and I never bake, I’m going to assume it was user error! I’ll try again and see how it comes out.

        • Michael Matthews

          Are you baking them? You don’t bake them–just freeze.

          • Pat

            Haha! I’m sorry I wasn’t clear – no I didn’t bake them, I just meant that I have little experience baking OR cooking or working with recipes in general. If they worked for you, I’m assuming I just mixed them in the wrong proportions. The chocolate part was perfect; PB2 was very runny in the mixing bowl, so I must have used too much water. I’ll report back when I get it right.

          • Michael Matthews

            Oh okay cool. Yeah something went wrong.

          • Pat

            Hey Mike,
            Tried it again and seem to have solved the issue. The PB2 part seemed to work correctly with 5 teaspoons of water rather than tablespoons.
            Hey I wasn’t familiar with coconut sugar, so I used stevia and it seemed to work fine although the chocolate is not very sweet. Curious if you have any strong opinions about which sweeteners you prefer in recipes? Thanks,

          • Michael Matthews

            Really? Odd. I followed the recipe exactly as is and it worked fine for me. I did use sugar though, not stevia.

  • Tristan

    Hey, I’d like to use sugar or honey in the banana bread instead of Stevia. What would the conversion look like? I tried looking it up, and apparently I’d have to use about 2 cups of honey? That seems like too much…

    • Michael Matthews

      Hmm not sure on honey as sugar is my go-to. You will probably have to experiment…

  • Angel

    When I made it strictly by the recipe the chocolate is too thick and PB2 is too thin. Doesn’t affect taste but does affect presentation. So I added an extra tablespoon of almond milk to the chocolate mixture and extra PB2 to the PB2 mixture, and they came out picture perfect.

    • Michael Matthews

      Thanks for sharing! I made it just per the recipe and it came out fine for me. Odd.

      • Jimmy Bills

        I agree with Angel, with 1/4 cup of PB2 and 5 tbsps of water, it came out too thin, like soup. When I tried 5 teaspoons however, it came out like smooth, creamy peanut butter. Did you perhaps mean that? They came out delicious btw

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  • AllanBarr

    Hey Mike,

    The thing I like most about your approach to fitness, nutrition etc that everything is evidence based and you seem to cut through most of the crap you see on other sites.

    I’d never come across PB2 and when I Googled it I was hit with this article on the “The Truth About PB2”. (http://foodbabe.com/2012/09/16/the-truth-about-pb2-powdered-peanut-butter/)

    Not sure if you’ve read it already, but really keen to hear what you think.

    Keep up the good work!


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  • Laura

    Love the ideas for PB 2 thank you !!! I’ve subsequently found another brand called Just Great Stuff at my local health food store that I really like. It has the same calories, fat, & carbs as I recall when I compared it with PB2, the only differences being it is organic, & uses coconut sugar instead of regular sugar both of which are just a personal preference for me. I’m sure it could be ordered on Amazon 🙂

  • Augie S

    Love these recipes. My local Sam’s Club started carrying 30oz containers of PBfit (nearly identical to PB2)… so I bought 18 containers. 🙂 Been using PBfit for shakes, sauces and in these recipes. The peanut sauce adds a whole new dimension to just about any meat!

    • Hahah nice!

      • Augie S

        Yeah, I’ve started keeping an on-going supply of that peanut sauce in my fridge. I use it for dipping and mixing it in to shredded chicken, ground turkey, etc.

        • I hear you. I always have a couple of bottles of PB2 at the office haha.

  • Denko

    Love these recipes, thank so much for share

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  • Kacey

    Love the PB2 too and glad you endorse it . Just had to share recipe for my go-to afternoon snack. Chocolate protein (I use premier now as the husband buys it and it’s easy already mixed but could use any with about a cup of preferred milk) one frozen banana, 3 TBS PB2, handful of ice . Toss all in vitamix and blend till little bumps on top. Sorry don’t know how else to describe it . Don’t just blend he heck out of it . Put in container and freeze for about 2-3 hours. Will be mostly frozen. Do damn delish!!!

  • Erik Sandoval

    Hey Mike,

    Have you considered using grams, milliliters, etc, as opposed to cups, tablespoons, and such? I find that when I replicate your recipes and run them through my excel food matrix, macros tend to vary. Also, I find that anything not weighed on a scale is little more than inaccurate.

    • Good question! I’m actually linking out to various food blogs now for the recipes so it depends how they’re laid out.

      If I were doing my own recipes and cooking and shooting them then yes I would do it.

  • Hey Mike,

    Those recipes look delish.

    I was wondering if you had any insight to the process of how PB2 is made? I’m a big peanut butter fan but only eat 2 table spoons a day because it’s so high calorie. Moderation is the key IMHO.

    I can’t imagine that stripping out the fat of the peanuts would be good for consumers. Just like decaf coffee and the chems they use for that is terrible. They use either solvent or some kind of activated carbon (whatever the hell that is).

    I guess I’m mostly wondering what is the process they use to strip out the fat and is it safe to eat something like that after that’s process is done? I heard something about they squeeze 90% of all the oils out of the peanuts. So it tastes like peanut butter but is not good for you and has no nutritional value after the process?

    • Hey Jeremy!

      It’s a mechanical process AFAIK. They’re just squeezing oil out and dehydrating what’s left as opposed to chemically altering the food.

      Yeah the processing would definitely lower the nutritive value but who cares. You can get all the nutrients you need from all your other food, you know?

      • Hey Mike, thanks! I definitely appreciate you taking the time to answer, as always 🙂

        Not to sound like “one of those guys”, but in the most recent few years, I’ve been pretty leery about processed foods like this where they make the public believe that it’s supposed to be “healthy” for you because it’s less fat/cals. So I just like to do my homework before I eat stuff like this.

        It would be interesting to see an actual real study done on this PB2 to see what the process actually involves and what they add back into the powder after the processing is done, if anything.

        Seriously though, I about ate the damn computer while looking at those recipes. Sheesh.

        • My pleasure. 🙂

          I’m the same way so I understand. As a general rule, I eat as many unprocessed or relatively unprocessed foods as possible.

          I’m just not worried about 2 to 3 tablespoons of PB2 per day, haha.

  • YUM. I am a huge fan of PB2.!

  • Casey

    The peanut butter cups sound incredible.
    Only one problem. It says it serves 7.
    Pretty sure around here, it’ll only serve one!!!
    Thanks Mike.

    • Haha, if you’re willing to have the cals then by all means!


  • Gabriel Cortez

    Excited to try. I can’t believe I’m just hearing about this stuff now.

  • Veronica

    Hey Mike, I made the peanut butter cups last night (which are delicious!) and i kept them in the freezer overnight. I noticed that they start melting within a couple of minutes once out of the freezer…did I do something wrong, or is this normal? Thanks!

    • Nice! Yeah mine did the same so I just make a big bowl of it instead, haha.

      • Veronica

        I think i’d eat the whole bowl in one sitting!!! Maybe i should turn these into mini mason jar servings and just spoon it out 🙂

  • chelleco

    Just found your site, Michael…and it’s AWESOME! Love the PB2 recipes, especially! (Yummm)…anyway…I am an older woman (50’s)…but feel much younger. Do you think some of your tips could help even me?? 🙂 Thanks for all of the time and effort that you put into this great site! …Michelle

  • Guillermo Vera

    Going into this article I was hoping you’d have the macros set out and yes, yes you did. I love this website!!!

  • Rachel Richards

    Hey Mike! You have the wrong nutrition info for the Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars. The info you listed is the original Cliff Mojo version. These bars are: 133 Cal, 9 P, 17.9 C, 3.3 F. Overall, fewer calories thanks to the reduced fat and still a decent protein pop.

  • Brandon Dedic

    Thank you mike for introducing me to pb2! I literally save a bunch of calories for nighttime just so I can have a huge bowl of oatmeal with chocolate pb2, unsweetened chocolate almond milk/water, a tablespoon or 2 of organic peanut butter and some sea salt.

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